Beef Quality Assurance Transportation Certification required to deliver cattle
Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Transportation is the latest certification needed for beef cattle haulers and producers who deliver cattle to major packing plants. The program focuses on transporter safety, delivering cattle in a timely manner, cattle fitness of transport, cattle handling, emergency preparedness and other topics.
Cattle with feet issues often culled earlier than normal
Developing a genetic evaluation for feet and legs of cattle can help producers improve their herds. “Good stewardship necessitates that we focus on genetic improvement in this area to decrease the number of welfare incidents in our production system,” said Bob Weaber, professor and Extension cow/calf specialist at Kansas State University.
Feldun-Purdue Farm Agriculture Center is Purdue’s Longest Operated Agriculture Center
The research facility is on the edge of a limestone quarry and was formed in 1914 as a former apple orchard and currently home to the Indiana Beef Evaluation Program, which is one of eight facilities throughout the State of Indiana.